Maryland Cannabis Physician
The World-Anti Doping Agency (WADA) has removed CBD from its banned list of substances. WADA delivered a statement on September 29, 2017 stating that “Cannabidiol is no longer prohibited.” They did warn however that THC was till on their list of banned substances. Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the 80+ chemical compounds found in the cannabis plant. It became popular with the media in recent years due to its incredible ability to be anti-epileptic and stop seizures in children. Unlike THC, CBD is non-psychoactive. It is a very powerful anti-depressant, anti-inflammatory, anti-epileptic, analgesic, muscle relaxer, and sleep aide. There are also current studies being done on its ability to heal Alzheimer’s disease and kill cancer cells.
WADA’s ban on CBD will remain in effect for the time being but come Jan 1, 2018 players like Eugene Monroe (previous Baltimore Ravens player) and UFC star Nate Diaz will be able to breathe a sigh of relief. Both athletes have been avid promoters of CBD and its medicinal benefits. This serves as great news for athletes who have an alternative way of treating their pain from injuries, rather than the use of deadly opioids.